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Summer in the Square - Mayfair 2014 Programme

  1. 1. A programme of free cultural performances, games and entertainment in Grosvenor Square 3 July – 20 July 2014 Grosvenor Square
  2. 2. About Grosvenor Grosvenor has grown to become one of the UK’s largest private property companies. In addition to its head office in Mayfair, Grosvenor has offices in 17 of the world’s most dynamic cities, managing a growing portfolio of international property assets. Grosvenor continues to actively manage its London estate in Mayfair and Belgravia for the benefit of the whole community, with the long term aim of making it one of the finest places in which to live, work and visit. Grosvenor in the Community Bringing Summer in the Square back for its third year will once again provide an oasis of calm for the local community to relax and enjoy activities in the heart of Mayfair. This three week event provides something for all age groups, including a stage for music and theatre, refreshments and an oversized games area including croquet, chess and boule and is reflective of Grosvenor’s on-going commitment to providing for the community. We have a diverse range of initiatives and projects to experience and get involved with. Foodbank provides food for those residents on the London estate suffering from short term financial hardship. On an ecological level, Creating a Buzz crafts pocket gardens on streets across Mayfair and Belgravia as well as green roof ecosystems on rooftops that house a cluster of beehives. Community Arts is our local initiative that brings inclusive and interesting public art and artists into the area to enhance connectivity. Fitness in the Gardens supports fitness within the community thanks to weekly free pilates in Mayfair and yoga in Belgravia. Voluntary online donations go towards building an outdoor gym in Belgrave Square for the summer. Lastly, the unique Grosvenor Film Festival is where residents can enjoy silent screenings in some of London’s best garden squares. For this special al fresco summer experience and all our other projects you can find out more information on how t o get involved by visiting Grosvenor extends a very warm welcome to all residents and visitors to Mayfair and invites you to join us at Summer in the Square. We will transform London's second largest garden square, Grosvenor Square, into an urban retreat and a relaxing haven offering a programme of free games, music, theatre, art and other entertainment. Main stage performance calendar Tuesday 15 July 12:00 – 14:00 Bloomsbury Strings 18:00 – 20:00 Apple of My Eye Wednesday 16 July 12:00 – 14:00 Nathan Hassell Jazz Trio 18:00 – 20:00 Merry Wives of Windsor Interval Sheena Evans Monday 14 July 12:00 – 14:00 Olivia Jageurs & Rosanna Ter-Berg 18:00 – 20:00 The Choir and Readers of The Grosvenor Chapel Tuesday 8 July 12:00 – 14:00 Rachel Button 18:00 – 20:00 Mayfair Community Choir Wednesday 9 July 12:00 – 14:00 Kit Mlynar 18:00 – 20:00 Absentees Monday 7 July 12:00 – 14:00 Jesús Cutiño and Son De Cuba 18:00 – 20:00 Merry Wives of Windsor Thursday 3 July 12:00 – 14:00 Nathan Hassall Jazz Trio 18:00 – 20:00 Matthew vanKan Friday 4 July 12:00 – 14:00 Bess Cavendish 18:00 – 20:00 Olivia Safe Thursday 10 July 12:00 – 14:00 Rachel Lander 18:00 – 20:00 Cecelia De Lisle Friday 11 July 12:00 – 14:00 18:00 – 20:00 Ukelele Duo Saturday 12 July 12:00 – 14:00 Olivia Safe Sunday 13 July Open from 11:00 - 20:00 Thursday 17 July 12:00 – 14:00 Jesús Cutiño and Son De Cuba 18:00 – 20:00 Jazz Dynamos Friday 18 July 12:00 – 14:00 Rachel Button 18:00 – 20:00 Matthew vanKan Saturday 19 July 12:00 – 14:00 George Peguero Sunday 20 July Open from 11:00 - 20:00 The main stage has a packed programme of lunchtime and evening performances. So grab a deckchair, kick back and listen to the sounds of the summer. Saturday 5 July Open from 11:00 – 20:00 Sunday 6 July Open from 11:00 - 20:00
  3. 3. Map Area map 11:00 Games and cafés open 12:00 – 14:00 Lunchtime performances 18:00 – 20:00 Evening performances 20:00 Events and games close Schedule of events Games Chess Draughts Snakes ladders Noughts crosses Pick-up sticks Table Tennis Connect 4 TM Boule Croquet Quoits Jenga TM Dominos Oxford Street RegentStreet Grosvenor Hyde Park Corner Green Park Square Mount St Park Lane Piccadilly Oxford Circus Piccadilly Marble Arch Bond St Wigmore St Refreshments brought to you by: Cubitt House is a locally run family business, our public houses and hotels proudly serve the neighbourhoods of Knightsbridge with The Pantechnicon Rooms; Belgravia, The Thomas Cubitt, Pimlico with The Orange and Marylebone with The Grazing Goat. Coffee drinkers will love our bespoke 100% Arabica Nicaraguan single estate coffee, La Virgen; an amazing product with strong ethical values, as well as our Newby loose leaf tea, packed on site. In the mornings, enjoy a selection of pastries and muffins, from lunchtime onwards sample a selection of sandwiches and salads, or treat yourself to cakes and sweets. Film Festival Grosvenor has teamed up with Nomad Cinema to launch the 'Grosvenor Film Festival'. On the evenings of 10, 11, 17 and 18 July, Grosvenor Square will provide an ideal backdrop for Londoners to gather for open air screenings of Goldfinger, Four Weddings and a Funeral, When Harry Met Sally and Top Gun, where headphones will be provided to create a silent cinema experience. Please visit our website to buy your tickets. Living Communities Fund As part of Grosvenor’s long term commitment to the communities in and around our London estate, we are delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Living Communities Fund’. This endowment fund, founded by Grosvenor and administered by the London Community Foundation, provides grant funding for a range of local community activities now and for years to come, creating a legacy that reflects our long term commitment to social change. Cardinal Hume Centre Grosvenor is supporting the Cardinal Hume Centre, a charity that enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. The Centre gives homeless young people, families in need and local people the support they need to realise their full potential. Volunteers from the Cardinal Hume Centre will be helping run Summer in the Square 2014. The Luggage Room at the Marriott Hotel draws on the spirit of the roaring twenties. An intimate London cocktail bar; Bar Manager Joshua Cowan and his team of creative bartenders invite you to discover the distinguished flavours and traditions of the golden age of cocktails at our central London bar.
  4. 4. Main stage list of acts Nathan Hassall Jazz Trio Since graduating from The Royal College of Music in classical saxophone, Nathan has enjoyed a busy career playing with his jazz band right across Europe. A Professor of saxophone at London College of Music and artistic director of the critically acclaimed Miles Davis Project Band. Matthew vanKan Matthew vanKan is a modern day crooner, honouring the timeless music of legends such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. He performs the Big Band swing songs, jazz blues inspired titles and beautifully orchestrated arrangements. Bess Cavendish Bess's unique sultry voice and chilled out set exudes bohemian charm. An acoustic soul singer-songwriter, Bess boasts a wide repertoire of jazz classics as well as the music of Amy Winehouse, Duffy and The Who. She has also collaborated with diverse acts including Roots Manuva, Manos de Dios and Jelone Sheknique. Jesús Cutiño and Son De Cuba Jesús Cutiño is a Cuban songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and band leader of Son de Cuba who have performed around the world. They combine Afro-Cuban music with flamenco, a bit of samba, latin jazz etc. Currently recording their debut album featuring Chucho Valdez as well as musicians from the famous Buena Vista Social Club. Olivia Safe As a singer-songwriter with an extensive repertoire, Olivia’s classically trained colotura soprano voice enables her to soar effortlessly into the high upper vocal ranges. Her captivating stage presence has led to appearances in front of HRH the Prince of Wales and private recitals for the Prince of Monaco and Elton John. Absentees A cross cultural group from the US, Ireland and the UK, they represent evolving roots music whilst still being steeped in tradition. This group of four are some of the best musicians on the UK Americana scene helps to keep American folk culture and political song alive. Cecile De Lisle A captivating jazz singer with a versatility to her voice and a huge range of popular and classical repertoire that is unrivalled. Often compared to Katie Melua and Norah Jones, Cecelia¹s soft vocal elegance feeds into every performance she gives. Olivia Jaguers and Rosanna Ter-berg Olivia is a professional harpist who in 2013 became the resident at both Kensington Palace and Hampton Court. Her natural musical ability to create a stunning tone on the harp brings an elegant and sophisticated sound. Joined by Rosanna who has been described as 'outstanding' by The Independent. Together Olivia and Rosanna form a beautiful harp/flute duo and will fill the summer air with their beautiful and elegant sound. Rachel Lander A classically trained cellist and arranger, opening for
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and performing alongside Madness at the London Olympic closing ceremony. She is now a busy performer with a Mercury winning album, 'An Awesome Wave', by Alt J. Performing modern and classical cello sets with a ‘loop station’. Merry Wives of Windsor After last year's critically acclaimed open air productions of Shakespeare, this award-winning professional theatre company invites you to their latest al fresco offering. They will be staging 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'; a sensational play, adored by audiences all over the world – certainly one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. This fabulously funny show really is a joy to behold for all ages! Rachel Button Singer-songwriter with an idyllic, pure sound, her debut 2010 EP was mixed by Phil Brown who has produced for Dido, Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin. She has supported artists like Simon Fowler and Steve Knightley and recorded guest vocals for Ministry of Sound. Mayfair Community Choir Founded in September 2013 as an initiative between the Friends of Mayfair Library, Grosvenor and Grosvenor Chapel to encourage those who live and work in Mayfair to come together to make music. Conducted by Director of Music Richard Hobson, they have a suitably eclectic repertoire. The next open rehearsal for enrolment is 6.30pm, 16 October at the Mayfair Library. All are welcome to join! Kit Mlnyar Kit completed her traditional saxophone training by touring with The Who¹s legendary front man Roger Daltrey and has performed at esteemed London jazz spots including the Jazz Cafe and 100 Club. Ukelele Duo Join us for what we think will be London’s first ever Ukelele Day with performances and workshops from the Uke Junkies. After each performance, the Junkies will be in The Nook giving hands-on advice and lessons for Mayfair’s aspiring ukelele players. All levels welcome. The Choir and Readers of The Grosvenor Chapel Liberté, Equalité, et Fraternité. The Chapel Choir is a professional ensemble of five voices drawn from the extraordinary number of highly gifted and experienced young choral singers working in London. They sing in Grosvenor Chapel in South Audley Street, part of the outstanding tradition of fine British choral singing to be found in cathedrals and churches up and down the land. Bloomsbury Strings One of London’s top professional classical chamber ensembles. The members have extremely busy, varied careers working with the likes of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English National Ballet, Academy of Ancient Music and Les Misérables to name just a few. Apple of My Eye Singing brand new old songs full of love and loss, curses and damnations, adventure and ruin. Bound by their rich and original vocal harmonies, sung both a capella and over the intricate melodies spun by their fantastic band. George Peguero Combining various styles of scintillating salsa with hip- hop and Brazilian drums, creating a vibrant and original sound. His performances ooze with the zest of life that is so typically Cuban. He often performs in a large salsa band and has sung through the UK and South America for celebrities and the Royal Family. Jazz Dynamos London based smokin' hot jazz group incorporating a diverse range of music including jazz, swing, boss nova, samba and rock ’n’ roll into their sets. They have enjoyed success worldwide playing for some of Hollywood's A-list celebrities at private events and have also been privileged enough to play for both British and Hollywood royalty. Sheena Evans Singer songwriter from north west London who has always had a great fascination with music. After the incredible response to her first EP 'Footsteps', Sheena has been hard at work writing new music for her next release. Head to her website for more information and to get a free download. Disclaimer: All performances and acts are subject to change without notice. In the event of severe weather conditions performances may be cancelled at short notice. Please refer to and the event boards on display in the square for up-to-date event communication.
  5. 5. Thursday 3 July 11:30 – 14:30 Nelsons Friday 4 July 12:00 – 13:00 Photography Workshop 18:30 – 19:15 Yoga in the Yurt Saturday 5 July 12:00 – 14:00 Fine Cell Workshop and Sale Monday 7 July 12:45 – 13:15 Mindfulness Tuesday 8 July 11:30 – 14:30 Nelsons 18:30 – 19:15 Yoga in the Yurt Wednesday 9 July 12:45 – 13:15 Mindfulness 18:30 – 19:15 Yoga in the Yurt Thursday 10 July 11:30 – 14:30 Nelsons 18:45 – 19:15 Pin Drop Storytelling The Nook nestles at the western end of the square and is a place for peaceful contemplation, reading and relaxation. In The Nook you will find books, beanbags and the space and calm you need to unwind in the city. This year we also have a programme of mindfulness, yoga, health consultations and even a photography workshop. The Nook Friday 11 July 14:00 – 15:00 17:00 – 18:00 Ukelele Classes Monday 14 July 12:45 – 13:15 Mindfulness Tuesday 15 July 11:30 – 14:30 Nelsons 18:30 – 19:15 Yoga in the Yurt Wednesday 16 July 12:45 – 13:15 Mindfulness 18:30 – 19:15 Yoga in the Yurt Thursday 17 July 11:30 – 14:30 Nelsons 18:45 – 19:15 Pin Drop Storytelling Friday 18 July 12:00 – 13:00 Photography Workshop The Nook
  6. 6. Nelsons Offering a therapeutic and tranquil environment to seek advice, purchase natural health products or have a homeopathic or Bach consultation from our reputable team of registered practitioners. Free homeopathic consultations available on Tuesday and Thursday between 11:30-14:30, please pop by to find out more about natural healthcare and how it could help you. Mindfulness Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non- judgmentally. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Practices involving mindfulness allow us to wake up to our experience... and take a fresh approach to whatever comes up rather than falling back on our usual habitual, mindless responses to situations. Ed Halliwell and Jonty Heaversedge, The Mindful Manifesto. Kelly Robson has a longstanding meditation practice and was introduced to the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme in 2011. Pin Drop Storytelling Pin Drop, brought to you by Simon Oldfield, will stage a series of engaging short story narrations read by well known actors and authors, including actor Juliet Oldfield. The Nook Ukelele Classes After each performance on the main stage, the Junkies will be in The Nook giving hands-on advice and lessons for aspiring Ukelele players. Uke Junkies combine their own material with an eclectic fusion of folk, popular, classical, rockabilly and Hawaiian ukelele music in an individual 50s style. Yoga in the Yurt Come and join Jamie Blowers from Danceworks for one of our introductory yoga sessions. Jamie has been studying movement seriously for 20 years. Qualified as an Ashtanga, Rocket l, ll and lll Teacher he has been teaching and training full time for six years. Smart Phone Photography Workshop We all take pictures on our mobile phone, but how many of us know how to take the perfect picture? These interactive sessions with photographer Erran Stewart explore composition, light, framing and the latest apps available. Sessions will start at the Yurt and will journey around the square throughout the workshop. Fine Cell Workshop and Sale A social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework. Hear our members speak about their experiences and how Fine Cell Workshop helped them. The Nook
  7. 7. | Summer in the Square brought to you by: With many thanks to our sponsors Hamptons International is a leading residential property company in the UK, working across local, national and international markets, delivering unrivalled customer service through the commitment and inspiration of its staff. Established in 1989, Killik Co provides relationship-based advisory, managed, trading and wealth planning services to retail clients, with an emphasis on accessibility, trust and integrity. Boodle Hatfield LLP is a highly successful law firm which has been in business since 1722. We act for wealthy individuals, families, property owners and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally. Savills team of property professionals has a global network of 500 offices. The advice and services offered are designed to help maximise the value of your asset. Mayfair estate agents Wetherell specialise in Mayfair property, advising clients on the finest residential sales, lettings, investments and new developments in this world-renowned address. Knight Frank has over 110 years’ experience, providing clients with global coverage via 335 offices and over 12,000 staff throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, focusing on all the prime residential and commercial property markets of the world. Chorus Group provides specialist fit out, refurbishment and new build construction services across the hotel, office, residential and retail sectors. Our focus is on developing an in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs allowing us to then deliver excellence in every aspect of our service. Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy offers a therapeutic and tranquil environment just off Oxford Street where clients can come and seek advice, purchase natural health products and have a homeopathic or Bach consultation from our reputable team of registered practitioners. Founded in 2004 by Jack Barton Daniel Whomes, Oyster has grown into one of the most respected recruitment companies within the property and surveying fields, covering both public and private sectors. Mayfair St James publication delivered to shops, offices and homes in the area. Media Partner of Summer in the Square. Please visit the website for further information.
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